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Riyadh Travel exhibition opens

June 3 - The 2010 Riyadh Travel Exhibition’s second session opened at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre with 200 local and international exhibitors participating from 30 countries. The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr Fahad bin Saleh Al-Sultan, Secretary General of the Council of Saudi Chambers.
A number of countries, including Turkey, Thailand, Morocco and Kuwait , are participating in the activities of the exhibition.
 

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